Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Eaves
EEVES


That part of a sloping roof that overhangs the wall

Slight eave overhangs, boxed with modillions, dentils, or classical moldings, are found in Colonial Revival, Neoclassical, Beaux Arts Classical, Federal, Georgian Revival, Classical Revival, Italian Renaissance Revival styles

Slight eave overhangs, open, not boxed, are found in Stick and Gothic Revival styles

Slight eave overhangs, with brackets, are found in Second Empire, Italianate styles

Slight eave overhangs, with wide band of trim below, are found in Greek Revival style

Wide eave overhangs, boxed without brackets, are found in the Prairie style

Wide eave overhangs, boxed with brackets, are found in Italianate, Italian Renaissance Revival, Prairie styles

Wide eave overhangs, open, not boxed, are found in Arts & Crafts style

Flared eaves are found in Prairie, Stick, Arts & Crafts styles


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Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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